ERIC Number: ED092769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Employing the Older Worker: Matching the Employee to the Job.
Koyl, Leon F.
The manual offers a method of determining fitness for work, especially for the aging. Section 1, a 50-page Basic Manual for General Use, discusses the necessity of following each employee through his work life by a consistent method useful for preemployment, followup, return from illness, and promotion examinations. A seven-category scale, General physique, Upper extremities, Lower extremities, Hearing, Eyesight, Mentality, Personality (GULHEMP), is described for use both to organize and rate the data from a physical exam and to rate and profile the requirements of a specific job. The resulting criteria are helpful in decision making for the referral, placement, job transfer, promotions, and training of the older worker. A Work-Attitudes Scale is provided for cases where potential and performance differ widely. Five specific manuals comprise Section 2: (1) Grading by the GULHEMP Scale: An Explanation for Physicians; (2) Prognosis of Rate of Change in Fitness: For Medical Officers; (3) Assessment and Grading: Mentality and Personality: A Manual for Psychologists; (4) Achieving Minimum Acceptable Profits for Employment: For Personnel Staff and Senior Plant Physicians; (5) The Socioeconomic Study of the Employee: For Personnel Staff and Psychologists. (AJ)
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Guides, Industrial Personnel, Industry, Job Analysis, Job Placement, Labor Utilization, Older Adults, Older Workers, Personnel Data, Personnel Evaluation, Physical Characteristics, Physical Examinations, Physical Fitness, Promotion (Occupational), Psychological Evaluation, Task Analysis
The National Council on the Aging, Inc., Suite 504, 1828 L Street N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 ($9.45)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on the Aging, Inc., Washington, DC.